New films on Screenbase this week include Salon Pictures’ true story about a feral child Ivan and the Dogs.

Salon Pictures’ Ivan and the Dogs

Andrew Kötting will direct this feature, now in pre-production, about a four-year-old who leaves his Moscow apartment and is adopted by a pack of wild dogs.

Shooting is due to begin in early 2015 in London, Moscow and Chile, and casting is now in progress. Funding comes from BFI and SEIS Salon Workshop, and Soda Pictures will distribute in the UK.

Dad’s Army remake

Written by Hamish McColl and directed by Oliver Parker, Dad’s Army stars Bill Nighy (Sergeant Wilson), Catherine Zeta Jones (Rose Winters), Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring), Tom Courtenay (Lance Corporal Jones) and Michael Gambon (Private Godfrey).

The film is in post-production, after seven weeks of filming in Yorkshire came to an end at the end of November. It is due for release on 5 February, 2016.

Sadie Frost’s Set the Thames on Fire

Filming on this dark comedy, starring Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips and set in a “grotesque, nightmare London”, ended in July 2014. It is currently in post-production.

At the start of December, Sadie Frost’s production company, Blonde to Black pictures.


The screenplay of this feature was adapted by Emma Donoghue from her bestselling novel of the same name. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the project is is soon to wrap in Toronto. 

It stars Brie Larson as the mother of a five-year-old boy who has never left their 11-by-11 foot room, shielded from the truth that they are captives. William H. Macy and Joan Allen costar. It is funded by Film4 and the Irish Film Board; A24 are its US distributors.

Burn, Burn, Burn

Filming now, this comedy featuring Chloe Pirrie, Laura Carmichael and Alison Steadman is about two girls in their late twenties who go on a road trip to spread the ashes of their dead friend.​